And how late is too late to put out your leaves for the Division of Public Works. We've got answers to both questions.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Cotey
Monday, October 29, 2012
Wondering when your garbage will be picked up the week of Thanksgiving? Or Christmas? According to Division of Public Works Superintendent Dan Ewert, John’s Disposal, the city’s refuse collection contractor, will run its residential routes one day after it normally does on the holiday and the rest of the week. So, for those scheduled to have their garbage picked up on Thanksgiving Day, John’s will pick up their garbage Friday, Nov. 23. And for those slated for a Nov. 23 pickup, John’s will make its pick-ups Saturday, Jan. 24. For the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day, those scheduled for pickups Dec. 25-28 and Jan. 1-4 can expect John’s to come one day later, with the final pickups those weeks coming Saturday, Dec. 29, and Saturday, …
The Division of Public Works continues to find items illegally left at the gate of the city's drop-off site.
The signs at the Division of Public Works drop-off site are as clear as day. One explicitly says when the drop-off center is open. Another tells what you can drop off at the site. And a third says “no dumping” your items when the center is closed, and warns people that they are under video surveillance. But several times a week, an employee from John’s Disposal Service, the city’s new garbage and recycling contractor, or a DPW worker finds bags of trash, household items and even containers of oil sitting outside the locked fence. They are items residents, or maybe non-residents, have dropped off illegally with disregard to all the posted signs. “Sometimes you get there and it looks like people cleaned out their basement and left it at the …
Johns Disposal Service takes over for Veolia in 2012.